Resources for Educators & Families
JCISD Whole Child- April 20th
Concerned About Reconnecting with Your Students?
One of the presentations that is available to you on demand is tips and tricks on how to reconnect with your students after school closures. View this resource and all the additional resources on our Whole Child Website
Technology for Distance Learning
If you can not make the live webinar sessions, they will be recorded for viewing on a later date. EdTech Consultants will also be available through email and scheduled virtual meetings. REGISTER HERE.
Jackson County COVID-19 Response Grant Opportunity
Please click on the following link to complete the COVID-19 Response Fund application:
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and other community groups working to address the
needs of those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Jackson County, Michigan.
Grant Uses: To cover expenses related to meeting the Human Services Needs of Jackson
County residents OR the Operating Expenses of nonprofit organizations/ community groups
in Jackson County, Michigan.
Examples of Human Services Needs: Child Care/Education, Food Security, Mental Health
Resources, Housing, Health Services, and/or Technology. As long as funds are available,
you may reapply for Human Service Needs grants as the needs arise.
*Basic Needs Items: If you need diapers, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc., please contact
Colleen Sullivan at email@example.com or (503) 680-0584. Smaller requests may be
able to be filled immediately while larger requests will be determined by the grant
committee. Please note, safety training may be required for redistribution of items.
COVID-19 Dental Directory
Food Distribution Sites
Our schools and community have come together to ensure that all of our students are fed during this time of crisis. Click here for a list of school district food distribution sites.
Michigan Department of Education also released a map showing food sites across the state.
What Is COVID-19? And How Does It Relate to Child Development?
Resources for Distance Learning
OpusYou is delivering a series of live, online music performances, along with free access to its online media library to enable K-12 music teachers and students to continue their musical experiences from home. https://opusyou.com/contact
PandaTree, a foreign language learning platform for learners two to 17, has launched a free daily StoryTime in Spanish and Chinese that any child can participate in. https://www.pandatree.com/story_time.
Pilot Light, a food education center, has created a free family resource page to provide lessons in English and Spanish for parents to do with their students, related to food, cooking and nutrition. New lessons are being added each week and include videos, discussion questions and activities related to the given recipe. So far, recipes have included scones, smoothies, tomato sauce and hummus, among others. https://foodedu.pilotlightchefs.org/family-resources/
The site features over 500 graphical math activities. Animated characters guide students through math lessons, and hints and graphical explanations help them along when they need it. https://www.iknowit.com/access.html
The software guides students in grades K-3 through skill assessments, reading and listening to narrated passages and follow-up quizzes. Teachers can view student reports, track learning progress and assign additional skills and reading levels. https://www.inclined2learn.com/
Social Emotional Learning
Boston Children's Hospital has produced free professional development for educators on social-emotional learning and behavioral health in schools. Each course is self-paced and includes tools and strategies to be used in the classroom and overall school environment (because face-to-face school will be back in session at some point). https://www.childrenshospital.org/taponline
Contact the Whole Child Team
Janelle Buchler: Whole Child Consultant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eric Swihart: Whole Child Coordinator (email@example.com)
Caitlin Williams: Attendance and Homeless Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rebecca Hurst: Behavior Health Project Coordinator (email@example.com)
Kelsea Jabkiewicz: Data Integration and Medicaid Cost Recovery Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Angela Maddox: Whole Child Secretary (email@example.com)